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#13818974 Jul 20, 2018 at 08:59 PM · Edited 4 months ago
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I'm sure these were probably already mentioned...

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#13819017 Jul 20, 2018 at 11:54 PM
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Heads up. Star Trek: Discovery - Season Two
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#13819167 Jul 21, 2018 at 05:13 AM · Edited 4 months ago
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Thank you, Tono! I've been waiting for info on season two. I'm looking forward to it.

I've seen most, if not all, the Sci-Fi shows out there. Currently watching Orphan Black. Can only be called "Sci-Fi" because they said the word "clone" once, but it's not bad.

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#13820191 Jul 22, 2018 at 01:53 PM · Edited 3 months ago
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#13819017 Last Tono wrote:

Heads up. Star Trek: Discovery - Season Two



Fun little Star Trek fact for those that are fans of the Trek series stuff as well. Seems CBS has signed up Alex Kurtzman to oversee what may possibly be an additional 4-5 new Star Trek series. Just don't expect to see any of the new movie folks in it. As weird as it sounds when Paramount and CBS split they did the stupid thing that has hindered Marvel all these years by keeping mutants, the Fantastic Four, Deadpool and others out of the MCU; they split the property with CBS getting the rights to make the shows and Paramount getting the rights to make the new movies.

But on the bright side, new Trek! Apparently there's four new movies in the works and roughly 4 new shows, one of which may be a Khan series. As for the details that can be taken with a grain of salt: Patrick Stewart is said to be in talks for a potential sequel series to Star Trek TNG. Here's the rest:


A series set at Starfleet Academy from Gossip Girl creators Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz.

A limited series whose plot details are currently under lock and key.

A limited series based around the “Wrath of Khan” story.

An animated series whose plot details are also being kept under wraps.



Meg,
If you want a few Sci Fi movies that are decent when the shows run out here's a few suggestrions:

Netflix
Spectral
ARQ
The Cloverfield Paradox
ANON
Bright

A couple that are on my to-watch list that look interesting you might find worth peeking at are Extinction and How It Ends.


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#13820651 Jul 23, 2018 at 08:16 AM · Edited 4 months ago
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Thanks Kratuk!

I just watched "ARQ." That was good. I thought it was the first episode of a series until I was two thirds of the way through it. Too bad. Good though.
"The Cloverfield Paradox" is on my watch list. I'll have to take a look at "Spectral", "ANON", and "Bright."

"Extinction" and "How It Ends" both sound interesting. I'll look them up.

Oh, the Season Premier of "Killjoys" was pretty good. It aired on 7/20 on the Sci-Fi Channel. That's one of my favorite current series.

Curiosity is the cure for boredom, there is no cure for curiosity.

“One thing you who had secure or happy childhoods should understand about those of us who did not. We who control our feelings, who avoid conflicts at all costs, or seem to seek them. Who are hypersensitive, self-critical, compulsive, workaholic, and above all survivors. We are not that way from perversity, and we cannot just relax and let it go. We’ve learned to cope in ways you never had to.”
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#13820839 Jul 23, 2018 at 02:11 PM · Edited 3 months ago
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Bright is I believe is being made as a trilogy of movies. Aside from starring Wil Smith, who is always fun to watch, It has an interesting premise in which the fantasy world of orcs, elves, and magic merge with the real world. So you have our world modern day with all these fantasy elements and orcs working alongside humans in various jobs (Wil Smith is a cop and partner is the only orc in the precinct) with the usual racial tensions. A lot of it stemming from a war a thousand years back. Pretty decent flick though. Only complaint is they didn't delve enough into the history of things so I'm hoping the next one will do more of that.


I just found another one last night I have to check out called American Gods. Apparently it's a Supernatural type show but focuses on a secret war brewing between the various gods throughout history in the modern world.
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#13821405 Jul 24, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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Both of those sound really interesting. It seems like I saw something like your description of "Bright" not too long ago. The whole Orc police partner thing sounds very familiar. Has it been around for a year or so?

I'll have to check out "American Gods", too. I'm very fascinated by people's preoccupation with the supernatural.

Curiosity is the cure for boredom, there is no cure for curiosity.

“One thing you who had secure or happy childhoods should understand about those of us who did not. We who control our feelings, who avoid conflicts at all costs, or seem to seek them. Who are hypersensitive, self-critical, compulsive, workaholic, and above all survivors. We are not that way from perversity, and we cannot just relax and let it go. We’ve learned to cope in ways you never had to.”
-- Piers Anthony
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#13821539 Jul 24, 2018 at 01:13 PM · Edited 3 months ago
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#13821405 Meg wrote:

Both of those sound really interesting. It seems like I saw something like your description of "Bright" not too long ago. The whole Orc police partner thing sounds very familiar. Has it been around for a year or so?

I'll have to check out "American Gods", too. I'm very fascinated by people's preoccupation with the supernatural.



I think Bright came out in December last year. It was the first big budget type of exclusive movie for Netflix. They made a big media push about it because it starred Will Smith.
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#13821597 Jul 24, 2018 at 03:00 PM
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#13792767 Kratuk wrote:

#13792725 Meg wrote:

Infidelux, thanks for the suggestion about watching "Blink!" first in Doctor Who. I'll do that. It's been one of those shows I've always wondered what it was that people liked about it even though I hadn't tried watching it myself.

Kratuk, I loved Army of Darkness with Bruce Campbell. I'm not sure if I saw Evil Dead. I'll have to look for that now as well.

Thanks again for the suggestions! 😀



I'll give it to you chronologically:

Evil Dead - A serious attempt at low-budget horror.

Evil Dead 2: A kind of horror comedy hybrid but both are good.

Army of Darkness: Picks up where 2 ends. There's a little retconing through the three movies so expect that. Ash vs Evil Dead picks up a couple of decades after Army of Darkness with an aged Ash Williams being...vintage Bruce Campbell. lol

Fair warning. There's also a reboot of Evil Dead. So look for the older one unless you just want that for the pile.

Blink is a great Doctor Who episode. Bit spooky. Don't....blink... 😓The show can be an acquired taste, but it's pretty good once you get into it. I haven't seen the last couple of seasons though.

Sorry, I'm a little late to this reply, but I really wanted to second Kratuk on the Ash vs Evil Dead TV series and add a movie suggestion.

If you liked those movies, check out Bubba Ho-Tep. This also stars Bruce Campbell, written and directed by Don Coscarelli. It is one of those movies that if you read the plot, you'll wonder how it ever made it past a written proposal (I guess you could say that about the Evil Dead movies too though). It's hilarious, while at the same time, it digs deep into a theme of regret. I cannot describe how a movie so ridiculous can also have such a deep underlying message. I'll just leave this plot summary from IMDB...

Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death", then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long-term care facility as his happy hunting grounds.

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#13821601 Jul 24, 2018 at 03:13 PM · Edited 4 months ago
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Anyone mention Preacher yet? Based off the graphic novel.

The guy on the right is a Vampire and the shows version of such is amazing, lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If365FQ8gV8
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#13821610 Jul 24, 2018 at 03:28 PM
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#13821601 Oakos wrote:

Anyone mention Preacher yet? Based off the graphic novel.

The guy on the right is a Vampire and the shows version of such is amazing, lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If365FQ8gV8


Oh yeah, I agree with this too! Preacher just came back for the 3rd season. I was hooked from the first episode.



I just saw a trailer for a new season of Venture Bros in a few weeks if you're into that.

I've had several friends recommending Counterpart on Starz. I watched the first episode and it seems promising. At face value, it's an espionage drama, but it fits the sci-fi bill with parallel dimensions.
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#13821631 Jul 24, 2018 at 04:08 PM
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I've looked at previews for "Preacher" a few times. I've been meaning to watch it. I don't see it listed when I'm searching for stuff, so I forget about it. I think someone in this guild said it best... "I have an awful short term memory and I also have a awful short term memory."

One of my favorites, "KillJoys" is back on the Sci-Fi Channel. Yay! New season started 7/20.

Curiosity is the cure for boredom, there is no cure for curiosity.

“One thing you who had secure or happy childhoods should understand about those of us who did not. We who control our feelings, who avoid conflicts at all costs, or seem to seek them. Who are hypersensitive, self-critical, compulsive, workaholic, and above all survivors. We are not that way from perversity, and we cannot just relax and let it go. We’ve learned to cope in ways you never had to.”
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#13826222 Jul 31, 2018 at 08:07 AM
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Hey there!

Battlestar Galactica is still my favorite series for a variety of reasons, but you've already seen that.

I have to second Supernatural, but really the first 2 - 3 seasons are the best. After that, the original creator leaves the show and it departs greatly from the initial focus. The first two seasons, especially, are about far more than just a couple of hot guys. There is a great sense of isolation and a sense of urgency as these brothers unravel the mystery of what happened to their father, seek revenge for the loss of their mother, and struggle to come to terms with their own strained relationship. I also enjoyed the way the writers integrated folk lore and legend into a "realistic," modern setting. I don't like every monster in it, but most of the time it's clear they really put forth the effort. The greatest exception is "Bugs," season 1, episode 8. The only reason I remember that is because it was so terrible... thank goodness that was not the first episode I watched or it would have been the last. It's the Highlander 2 of the first 3 seasons...

But other than that... LOL!


I was actually replying to mention the Netflix show GLOW. We just finished the first two seasons and I loved it. I put it on one night trying to find something for me to watch when my wife went to bed, but I turned it off within 15 minutes to wait for her because it had me genuinely laughing. It's the not-so-true story of the founding of GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) from the 80s. I was into WWF and WCW back in the day and only ever caught a couple episodes of the original GLOW. I didn't really know what to expect from the Netflix show. Whatever I expected, GLOW was far more. It's smart, clever, controversial... it reminds us how "in the dark" we were about things such a short time ago as the 80s and even manages to get a few messages across without feeling preachy. As an artist, I'm all for getting a message across... I just don't want to be made to feel inadequate by my entertainment talking down to me. GLOW isn't like that. Most importantly, I enjoyed the entire cast. Alison Brie is a far better actress than I ever imagined. I'd only seen her on Community and wasn't a big fan. She blew me away and after 2 seasons, I'm eager to see more of her work.

Most other things people have mentioned. If something else comes to mind, I'll be back.

I'm really going to miss Ash vs. The Evil Dead.
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#13845306 Aug 27, 2018 at 06:27 AM
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Don't let the hotness of the Supernatural boys scare you it's a great story. The 1st season is a little hard to go back and watch now because of the low budget and I think it really took off in season 4. Grimm is Also AWESOME and does have really good character development, but I still l haven't watched the last season. kind of fell off watching Tv when I started playing this game
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#13845447 Aug 27, 2018 at 06:36 AM
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Thank you both for the update. Neither of those had been on my radar, but from your descriptions, it sounds like they are worth a look. I have been, on occasion, willing to step out of Science Fiction to watch something else that I enjoyed. For example, I really liked "Castle" because Nathan Fillion from "Fire Fly" is in it.

Curiosity is the cure for boredom, there is no cure for curiosity.

“One thing you who had secure or happy childhoods should understand about those of us who did not. We who control our feelings, who avoid conflicts at all costs, or seem to seek them. Who are hypersensitive, self-critical, compulsive, workaholic, and above all survivors. We are not that way from perversity, and we cannot just relax and let it go. We’ve learned to cope in ways you never had to.”
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#13845629 Aug 27, 2018 at 02:09 PM
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Knightfall from the History Channel. Only one season in, but it was just renewed for a second season and Mark Hamill is going to join the cast. About the search for the Holy Grail, Crusades, and political infighting of France / Spanish monarchies. It's very intriguing and I think you can catch up to watch all of it for free through most on-demand services from Cable providers, or directly through History Channel website.

I've been overall disappointed with Star Trek Discovery. I hope the other Star Trek series that are being queued up do not follow this model.
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#13846153 Aug 28, 2018 at 05:18 AM
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Oh, Knightfall sounds interesting. Has Star Trek: Discovery aired any episodes recently. I thought I had watched them all several months ago and haven't heard anything else about it since.

Curiosity is the cure for boredom, there is no cure for curiosity.

“One thing you who had secure or happy childhoods should understand about those of us who did not. We who control our feelings, who avoid conflicts at all costs, or seem to seek them. Who are hypersensitive, self-critical, compulsive, workaholic, and above all survivors. We are not that way from perversity, and we cannot just relax and let it go. We’ve learned to cope in ways you never had to.”
-- Piers Anthony
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